TW Audio reinforces inaugural Ravolution Music Festival
VIETNAM: The debut edition of the Ravolution Music Festival was recently staged outside the Saigon Exhibition and Convention Center in Hồ Chí Minh, headlined by some of the world’s leading EDM stars, including Sweden’s Alan Walker, KSHMR from the USA and R3hab from the Netherlands. Rental company Phuc Thinh was enlisted to supply the technical equipment for the event, whole Joey Choi from Korean company Star Sound was brought in to look after the audio setup, working in collaboration with Filmstar Co Ltd from Vietnam to deploy a TW Audio solution.
The 20,000 EDM fans in attendance faced a main PA system comprising 42 Vera36 loudspeakers, which were hung in an L-R configuration. These were complemented by 14 S33 and 18 BSX subwoofers placed in front of the stage and a further six Vera36 cabinets served as out-fills, hung either side of the stage. Another six Vera36 and a pair of S33 subs were deployed as monitors for the DJs, while stage monitoring was courtesy of eight C15s. Four T24N and the same number of T24P provided additional front and stage-fill.
Powering the audio setup was a combination of Powersoft and Lab.gruppen amplifiers. In total, 26 Powersoft K3DSP, four Lab.gruppen PLM12K44, two PLM20000Q and a pair of PLM10000Q were used.
‘I used Ease Focus software to find the best configuration for the subwoofer array and to spread the energy evenly and powerfully,’ said Mr Choi. ‘The SVIP area was located far out on both sides of the venue. To cover this area with enough subwoofer energy I tried different delay values, forming an arc, and hung an additional Vera36 array as outer-fill. The Ease Focus simulation turned out to be absolutely precise, providing a very smooth frequency response. The overall sound was loud and clear but not harsh - perfect to listen to for a long time.’
‘The show lasted for nine hours, so a reliable system was most important,’ explained Neo Yang, the festival’s technical production manager. ‘As I have worked with Star Sound (a division of Starnetworks) from Korea before, I knew the TW Audio products were sure to succeed. The design for the show came from me and to put such a large system together was quite a challenge.’